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Session Pale Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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Session Pale AleSession Pale Ale

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very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 39
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 20.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) | 4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 07-01-2014

We dedicate this beer to you, Craft Beer Fan, for embracing adventure, creativity, facial hair, and the skilled craft people of our industry above all. This session pale ale is made with Citra and Simcoe hops grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley which will enlighten your mind and make you a smarter and better looking person…Because Beer Matters. “Hey, it’s better in the can.” – V.W.P.
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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 39
Photo of Moose90
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz Can

A — Pours a bright pale yellow color into the glass, showing great clarity and a light white colored head on top, there are wispy spots of lacing around the edges.

S — Smell is fairly pungent and unexpectedly bright, there are great bitter piney hop notes, as well as a bit of lemon and citrus.

T — A solidly sweet malt base leads way to a crisp and dry hop note of pine and lemon. Super refreshing and clean.

M — Light in body, ample carbonation, bubbly and bright.

O — Very good overall, unexpectedly hoppy and dry.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i had the bomber, not the can, insanely fairly priced, thanks fremont for always keeping your beers reasonable, they will always have a home in my fridge. this one has a little bit of a red pepper hop profile to it, hints of mango and citrus fruit as well, especially in the nose and in the middle of the flavor, front of the tongue, and a pretty high degree of hop bitterness for a beer not billed as an ipa. i love all the body and carbonation too, it doesnt feel at all like a typical session beer. it feels not dumbed down in the least, and instead quite robust, a real work of art on the palate. i guess the hops could be a little more pronounced in the nose, and a little more citra forward in the flavor, but it comes together well, and i think is about as good as you can get with a beer like this. nice and dry on the finish, yeast neutral, and quite drinkable obviously, thats the point. another well made beer from frement, i will absolutely keep buying all their new stuff that comes to market here, its all very high quality. more summer than fall here though. do they do this one all year? it just landed here in denver.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I may have just found my new session beer. Super drinkable with a low malt bill and crazy amount of hops for a session. Zero off tastes, just an IPA lite!

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Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp and lemony brew. Pours a yellow color with more than adequate suds in the Affligem chalice. Pleasant flowery hop aroma. Fairly tart and sharpish mouthfeel with abundant carbonation. A pleasant gulp with a dry finish and moderate bitterness.

I would compare this to Day Hike Session Ale from Two Beers, though the Fremont brew seems more flavorful. Still, it's hard to do a very light beer where they're trying to get just enough hop flavor without overdoing the bitterness. From the 12 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on draft at a little Thai joint in WA. Pours a hazy orange with billowy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Notes of citrus in the nose and rind in the taste, with a slight lemon peel bitterness. This light bodied brew has loads of carbonation and was really good with the curry I had. Cheers!

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Photo of dleigh
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, light yellow beer with minimal head. Slightly sweet herbal smell but nothing much over the top. Nice hop-forward taste with nice biscuity malt balance on the back end. Super pleasant taste. Crisp, refreshing, a lil' hoppy but not that much. A real nice summer beer.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into my Fremont can-pint glass.

Appearance: pale golden hue with a very light haze and a strong effervescence. Head pours a finger of frothy white foam that doesn't stick around too terribly long. Not bad.

Smell: lightly sweet aroma with mostly herbal-earthy hops with just a dash of fruitiness. Definitely falls into the range of other session pale ales I've had.

Taste: earthy and a bit herbal, with a somewhat drier malt character than in the aroma. Not at all bad for the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a concomitant creaminess. I like it!

Overall: a pretty strong entry in the echelon of session pales and IPAs that are all the rage now. Could be a good tailgating beer.

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Photo of draheim
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a Fremont "can" glass @ the UBG. Pours a crystal clear glowing orange w/ a thin white head.

Aroma is big juicy citrus, mostly clean grapefruit and orange.

Taste is dry biscuity pale malt and copious citrusy hops. A nice clean hoppy bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is clean, crisp and refreshing. Very drinkable.

Overall a really tasty, understate pale ale. Love how the Citra hops are featured here.

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Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Poured from a can into a Mac & Jack's pint glass on 05.20.14.

A: 3 finger white, fluffy head, which retains well. See through straw yellow.

S: Red grapefruit, malt, pine.

T: Red grapefruit, sweet malt.

M: Crisp and nicely carbonated. A bit more watery than the regular UniversAle Pale.

O: This is the baby brother of Fremont's flagship UniversAle Pale. It surprisingly doesn't lose much of the flavor despite it being a session beer.

Rating: A

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can opened on 4.16.14

A - Pours a slightly hazy, very light orange with a huge off-white head that fades slowly.

S - Light citrus rind.

T - Light citrus, lemon peel, a touch of bitterness.

D - Tons of carbonation and a light body.

O - Very light and citrusy. A nice bitter bite for such a light beer.

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Session Pale Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.